Consultancy Qualifications Framework.

3 steps to Consultancy Excellence

1. Level 5 in Professional Consulting - No experience required
2. Level 7 in Professional Consulting - No/limited experience required
3. Certified Management Consultant Award.

Level 5 in Professional Consulting

The Level 5 in Professional Consulting qualification provides an introduction to management consultancy. It is intended for people who are considering a move in to the profession from a functional discipline, or for those who wish to obtain an introduction to the skills and knowledge needed in the field of management consultancy.

As an aspiring management consultant, it will help you learn about:

  • the consultancy role
  • the consultancy cycle
  • the client relationship
  • communication for consultants
  • effective project delivery
  • structured, knowledge, research and analysis

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but it is expected that most candidates are intending to enter in to a management consulting role and will therefore be educated to degree level or hold a minimum of two years business experience.


Level 7 in Professional Consulting

The Level 7 in Professional Consulting will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours to operate as a management consultant. It is intended for people who want enter management consultancy from a functional discipline, or for those who wish to develop to the skills and knowledge needed to operate in the field of management consultancy.

As a developing management consultant, you will learn about:

  • professional practice
  • professional development
  • managing consultancy interventions
  • organising structure and culture
  • entry and diagnosis
  • interpersonal interaction
  • group techniques
  • communicating with impact
  • effective project management
  • tools and techniques for effective consulting

It is recommended that candidates are educated to degree level or equivalent, or hold a minimum of five years' business experience.

What next?

More information can be found by visiting the pages for each qualification. If you are an experienced consultant, visit the Certified Management Consultant section to find out how to stand out from the crowd.

1. Level 5 in Professional Consulting
2. Level 7 in Professional Consulting
3. Certified Management Consultant Award